Average time spent – 5-6+ hours.
Things to do Alton Towers review
I’ve been visiting Alton Towers for as long as I can remember and it’s been fascinating watching it change and develop. We find that with the size of the park and everything that there is to do there that we like to visit over the course of two days.
There’s plenty to do there for all range of ages. Little ones will love Cbeebies land with a great range of rides from slow Tree-top adventure, Postman Pat and In the night garden-themed rides to faster Octonauts and Go Jetter rides. Plus more rides, daily shows and a Tree-fu Tom themed playground.
Slightly biggers kids and older kids will love the Runaway mine train, Congo river rapids (we didn’t get too wet!), pirate-themed rides and a ghost ride where you get to shoot at the ghosts, ghouls and zombies. Plus a spooky Hex ride where you are given the sensation of going upside down. There’s a driving school for kids over 1 metre and 4 years. There’s a couple of other younger rides near here as well. 2020 will see the opening of a new David Walliams themed ride based on his books.
Older kids and adults will enjoy their great range of thrill rides including Spinball Whizzer, the Wicker Man and Galactica. Plus Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita, Th13teen, Smiler, Blade and Enterprise.
Other attractions include a nice aquarium with over 300 species of fish including sharks, seahorses and rays. Plus there are some beautiful gardens at Alton Towers. You can also visit parts of the castle and take a ride on the Skyride which is a cable car ride taking you from one end of the park to the other.
One thing to note is if you are staying on-site you get early access to selected rides from 9:30 am. Fast track tickets can also be purchased for an additional cost. They also have a dungeon which again has an additional cost and is not suitable for children under 10 years old. In one of the hotels there is a water park and adventure golf (additional costs).
Eating – There is a great choice of restaurants at Alton Towers from fast food to sit down restaurants. There’s also plenty of kiosks around the park.
Facilities in brief – A great choice of rides for young to old including CBeebies land, thrill rides and family rides. There are toilets and plenty of places to eat.
Entry price – *Expensive
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Expensive. It is very pricey to just turn up on the day at Alton Towers. You can save a lot of money by purchasing online in advance with tickets priced from £39.00. Most short break packages include the tickets and you can also find many different offers such as buy 1 get 1 free. Car parking is £6 per car.
Opening: Alton Towers is open from March until November every year. Although they still offer short breaks in December (Santa’s Sleepover) and February half term (limited opening in CBeebies land). For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB, Staffordshire, England. Phone: 0871 222 3330
Category – Theme park, suitable for all ages
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